Between the Lines


BBC TV Series

  • Ex Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Producer: Peter Norris,
  • Director: Various,
  • Writers: Various

Off-Cut: Between The Lines

John Wilshire and Tim Vaughan came to see me and asked if I was interested in a cop show. I wasn’t. I’d been personally interested in the police since I’d been a little boy, but television was all formulaic celebration, whatever the surface pretensions of tough realism. I had said what I wanted to say in the mini series Law and Order, written by GF (Gordon) Newman, in the Seventies. But out of courtesy I asked them to tell me about it.

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